Loss of Control

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  • This angry rebuke to anyone who's wound up the song's narrator was shown in a different light after the outburst that preceded the announcement that Billie Joe Armstrong was seeking help for substance abuse. The Green Day frontman checked himself into a clinic after a foul-mouthed rant at the iHeartRadio Music Festival proved to be the final straw - the moment where he realized he'd truly lost control. The reason for the rant: festival organizers cut their set from 45 minutes to 25 so Usher could have more time.

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